Tag Archives: Fearghal McKinney MLA

Celebrity Politicians?

One of the most interesting things about English elections is the celebrity endorsements. Much loved Ken Barlow from Weatherfield (Coronation Street) is of course a Labour man. He even spent a week in jail in the 1960s for a protest … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls 2016: #10 Fearghal McKinney (SDLP)

Fearghal McKinney: South Belfast. This poster is located at the Gasworks on Ormeau Road. Retired Ulster Television journalist who stood for SDLP in Fermanagh-South Tyrone (Westminster 2010). Co-opted to Assembly to replace Conall McDevitt in late 2013. Elected Deputy Leader … Continue reading

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SDLP: Reasons To Be Cheerful

I wont be able to travel to Derry for the SDLP Conference tomorrow. It promises to be a Conference with a difference. It is in Derry, spiritual home of the Party and the constituency of new Leader, Colum Eastwood. I … Continue reading

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Colum Eastwood …New SDLP Leader

I blogged this on 5th November. “There are three groups in SDLP. One supporting Alasdair and one supporting Colum….but dont ignore a large body of opinion that this contest (for two different reasons) should not be taking place.” Dare I … Continue reading

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A Nervous Week In SDLP

Again I emphasise that I am not a delegate at next weekend’s SDLP Conference. And I therefore do not have a vote…as instructed by my local branch. And again, I emphasise that I do not intend to be in Armagh … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

If you are travelling over the Glenshane Pass tomorrow afternoon, look out for a bus load of  SDLP “Derry wans” heading to Belfast. They are heading for the official launch of Colum Eastwood’s Leadership Election Campaign. Thursday is of course … Continue reading

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“Spotlight”, “Nolan” and SDLP

At some point before the Leadership vote, I will have to blog on the contest between Alasdair McDonnell and Colum Eastwood….and just as important, other contests within SDLP. The conventional wiisdom is that divided parties do not do well. And … Continue reading

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